To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.
Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.
From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — Tonic Restaurant serves sandwiches, salads and more to Washington's Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End patrons.
The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Tonic Restaurant won't disappoint.
Bring your whole brood to Tonic Restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Perfect for after-work outings, Tonic Restaurant's happy hour is hard to beat.
Bigger groups gravitate toward Tonic Restaurant, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration.
At Tonic Restaurant, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Wireless internet access is available for no charge at Tonic Restaurant.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
No need to dress up for a trip to Tonic Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Tonic Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's G Street Northwest business.
Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Foggy Bottom Metro (Blue, Orange) and Farragut West Metro (Blue, Orange).
A typical meal at Tonic Restaurant will set you back less than $30.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from George Washington University Hospital and Francis Pool. This 5-star hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
Make yourself at home in one of the 300 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Windows open for fresh air and city views. 37-inch high-definition televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this Beaux Arts hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Grab a seat at JoJo Restaurant and Bar if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at JoJo Restaurant and Bar, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
Wireless internet access is just a click away at JoJo Restaurant and Bar.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
JoJo Restaurant and Bar offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
The restaurant is adjacent to a parking lot, where optional valet is also provided. Street parking is readily available as well.
For those who wish to avoid traffic, JoJo Restaurant and Bar is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at U Street Metro (Green, Yellow).
The menu at JoJo Restaurant and Bar is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
JoJo Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Located in Washington (Georgetown - Foggy Bottom), The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown is minutes from Veerhoff Galleries and Museum of Contemporary Art. This 5-star hotel is close to White House and Washington Monument.
Make yourself at home in one of the 86 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Pay movies and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a sauna and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
In lieu of buns, Duffy's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Monster Burger earns its name by piling bacon, grilled onions, and a half-pound burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The Washington Post profiled the beastly eat and its “calories-be-damned goodness” in its This Thing You Should Try series. Those with tamer appetites assemble less daunting burgers with a beef or homemade black bean patty served on a white or whole grain Kaiser roll. Along with burgers, Duffy's culinary team crafts casual dishes such as mushrooms fried in peanut oil, vegan pasta tossed with homemade tomato sauce, and seven wing varieties voted the city's best in 2012 by readers of Washington City Paper.
Along with the menu of daily grub, Duffy's staff supplies discounted drinks and quesadillas at weekday happy hours and hosts brain-teasing pub trivia challenges every Wednesday night. 12 flat-screen TVs throughout the bar stay tuned to the latest Florida Gators and Green Bay Packers games, a more thrilling alternative to watching looped footage of an actual gator attacking a defenseless cheese wheel. In addition to front of the house entertainment, Duffy's accommodates private soirees with a back room equipped with more flat-screens, skeeball, darts, and an internet jukebox.